The MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit is back and will be open to the public for viewing from Wednesday, Jan. 29 through Wednesday, Feb. 26. Located at the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union Headquarters in East Lansing. Young, local artists from 18 mid-Michigan high schools will showcase artwork, hoping to earn your votes.
The 18 participating high schools may showcase up to 10 pieces of artwork which can include paintings, sketches, 3D pieces, photography and animations. This year’s participating schools are Bath, DeWitt, East Lansing, Eaton Rapids, Everett, Fowlerville, Grand Ledge, Haslett, Holt, Laingsburg, Lansing Catholic, Lansing Christian, Mason, Okemos, St. Johns, Waverly, Webberville and Williamston.
The public is invited to view students’ artwork and cast their vote starting Wednesday, Jan. 29. Voting ends Saturday, Feb. 22. MSUFCU invites people to view the artwork and vote online at msufcuart.com or on the MSUFCU Art Exhibit Facebook page. Votes help determine the People’s Choice Awards and a School Spirit Award, given to the high school that draws the most votes.
Prizes include $300 for first place winners, $200 for second place winners, $100 for third place winners and cash prizes for 10 honorable mentions. One student also will be awarded a $50 Social Media Award for gaining the most “likes” on the MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit Facebook page. Three local artists will judge the students’ artwork.
People may visit the exhibit in the lobby of the MSUFCU Headquarters at 3777 West Road in East Lansing during normal business hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The winners of the Student Art Exhibit will be announced at a special awards ceremony at MSUFCU headquarters on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m.
The MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit is sponsored by Shaheen Chevrolet and the Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine.
MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards. The Credit Union was named as a Top Workplace in the large employer category by the Detroit Free Press for seven consecutive years, a top 100 best workplaces for women by Fortune for the third year, in the top five Michigan credit unions by Forbes Best-in-State Credit Unions, Best Workplace in Financial Services and Insurance by Fortune Magazine, received the ATHENA Award® for Organizational Leadership, and for the fifth year, was named West Michigan Best and Brightest to Work For. MSUFCU was named one of Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness for the fourth consecutive year, and has been certified as a Great Place to Work® for six consecutive years. The Credit Union has also been recognized for its financial education initiatives, ranking first for the Alphonse Desjardins Adult and Youth Financial Education Awards, and the Louise Herring Award as well as an honorable mention for the Dora Maxwell Award by the Michigan Credit Union League. Founded in 1937, MSUFCU is headquartered in East Lansing, MI, has 19 branches, more than 287,000 members, nearly $4.7 billion in assets, and more than 900 employees. For more information, visit msufcu.org.